All-New, Built in Canada, 2023 Honda CR-V and CR-V Hybrid Set to Arrive this Fall

September 21, 2022 — Markham, ON.

  • Completely redesigned CR-V sets a new compact SUV benchmark with bold styling, increased space, comfort and performance
  • New hybrid model will be sold in Canada for the first time and features a bolder look and new hybrid system for a sportier driving experience
  • CR-V offers exceptional value with starting MSRP at $34,790
  • Honda of Canada Mfg. is lead global plant for building the CR-V

The all-new 2023 Honda CR-V is now available for pre-sale through Honda dealerships and will begin arriving in Canada this fall.

The 6th generation of Honda’s best-selling SUV amps up the appeal with a first time for sale in Canada, hybrid-powered Touring Hybrid trim that is positioned at the top of the CR-V lineup as well as three turbocharged trim levels, LX, Sport and EX-L. All CR-Vs feature a rugged and sophisticated exterior, a sporty and modern interior and a more emotional, adventurous and fun-to-drive experience.

“The CR-V has always been a segment leader that has played a crucial role in our lineup,” said Steve Hui, Assistant Vice President, Honda Canada. “Now with a new hybrid model built and sold in Canada, the all-new CR-V once again sets the benchmark for safety, technology, design, performance, and most importantly it’s the most fun-to-drive CR-V ever.”  

All-New 2023 Honda Civic Type R Revealed, Sets New Benchmark

July 20, 2022 — Markham, ON.

  • All-New 2023 Honda Civic Type R is the most powerful Type R ever
  • Engineered from the ground up to deliver a thrilling, addictive driving experience, both on road and the racetrack
  • Low and wide design is sleek and sophisticated with beautifully integrated advanced aerodynamics
  • This year Honda celebrates 30 years of Type R and 50 years of Civic

A global high-performance icon revered by driving enthusiasts around the world, the 2023 Honda Civic Type R was revealed this evening at a special event in Los Angeles with NTT INDYCAR SERIES superstar driver Colton Herta behind the wheel. 

The all-new Honda Civic Type R is themost powerful model in Type R’s 30-year history, and has been engineered from the ground up to deliver thrilling performance with an addictive driving experience – both on road and on the racetrack.

The pinnacle of Honda factory performance, the new Civic Type R is the fastest, most powerful Honda-branded vehicle ever offered in Canada. Based on the all-new 11th generation Civic Hatchback, the Civic Type R combines its class-leading performance with a low and wide design and a new immersive high-performance cockpit experience that enhances the exhilaration of driving.

“The Civic Type R has been thrilling Canadian drivers since 2017 and the all-new Type R has once again taken it to a higher level of performance, handling and fun,” says Steve Hui, Assistant Vice President Honda Canada. “We are introducing many all-new vehicles as part of our ‘year of the Honda SUV’ this year, but we will continue to make cars, like the new Civic Type R, that create passionate and exhilarating feelings in all who drive them.”

Civic Type R is celebrated around the world as a symbol of extreme performance and desirability with six variants since it debuted in Japan as a 1997 model. The all-new 2023 Civic Type R recently set a new production-car front-wheel drive track record at the Suzuka Circuit in Japan, home to the Formula 1 Honda Japanese Grand Prix 2022, securing its legacy as the best performing Civic Type R ever.

Performance-Focused Engineering
A new lightweight and highly rigid body helps improve high speed stability and scalpel-sharp responses. Track-ready, Nürburgring-tuned and tested, Civic Type R’s famously addictive driving feel is increased even further by enhanced suspension and steering performance.

An even more powerful and responsive version of Honda’s award-winning turbocharged 2.0-litre engine is paired with an improved six-speed manual transmission and rev-matching system for an even more intimate and rewarding connection with the driver.

Powerful Aerodynamic Design
Longer, lower and wider, the new Type R’s muscular yet sleek and sophisticated design features beautifully integrated advanced aerodynamics to achieve well-balanced downforce, as well as a reduction of drag.

Brawny fenders flare out over lightweight wheels wrapped in wider tires. A new more aggressive front bumper design features a sporty honeycomb grille mesh that echoes the intricate honeycomb trim inside the cabin. Larger front fender grilles and new side sill spoilers behind the front wheels enhance airflow efficiency. Its more aggressive stance is accentuated by wider rear doors exclusive to Type R, a redesigned rear spoiler, and a reshaped rear bumper that reveals its signature three round exhaust outlets and new rear diffuser.

Civic Type R will be available in three striking colours: Historic Championship White – a Type R exclusive finish revered by Honda enthusiasts, Sonic Gray and Rallye Red

Immersive Cockpit Experience
Civic Type R’s all-new interior supports intense driving experiences with emotive, performance-focused details and features. Type R’s iconic red seats, carpet and trim, aluminum shift knob, and a serialized Type R plate on the dash are new for the 2023 model year. Suede-like upholstery with a high friction coefficient reduces body slippage in high-G driving situations.

A new +R driving mode exclusive meter design allows the driver to obtain necessary information instantly, with a graphic engine rpm display, rev indicator lights, and gear position indicator placed at the top. A lower multi-information display can show vehicle information selected by the driver.

Honda’s LogR data logger provides real-time information on the mechanical movements of the vehicle and vehicle behaviour resulting from the driver’s input. Other key features include a stopwatch to record lap times and the ability to share driving videos.

Pricing and additional details on the 2023 Civic Type R will be provided closer to launch this fall.

All-New 2023 CR-V Advances Honda Interior Design Direction with Sporty, Modern Cabin

June 22, 2022 — Markham, ON.

Sporty and modern. Fine Craftsmanship. Upscale touches. Even more space. Honda Canada’s best-selling SUV is raising the stakes with a more premium,
comfortable and high-tech interior that’s perfect for daily life and fun weekend adventures.

More details on the all-new 2023 CR-V will be revealed on July 12 as Honda continues the rollout of its “Year of the SUV”.

Honda to Focus on Increasing Hybrid Volume with Core Models: CR-V, Accord and in the Future, Civic

April 14, 2022 — Markham, ON.

  • Honda will introduce all-new CR-V this year, followed by Accord Hybrid
  • Civic Hybrid will be added to the Honda lineup in the future
  • Hybrid-electric vehicles are a critical pathway in Honda’s strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through electrification

As the next step in Honda’s electrification strategy in North America, the company will focus on increasing hybrid volume of core models – CR-V, Accord and, in the future, Civic.

Honda will introduce an all-new CR-V Hybrid this year with an all-new Accord Hybrid to follow, these hybrid offerings will eventually represent more than 50 percent of the sales mix of each model. Hybrid powerplants will be included in the top and best performing models in the Honda lineup.

‘Increasing our hybrid-electric vehicle output is critical to reducing Honda’s greenhouse gas emissions and achieving our goals of 100% zero-emission vehicle sales in North America by 2040 and carbon neutrality for our global operations by 2050,” said Jean Marc Leclerc, President and CEO Honda Canada. “Our recent investment of $1.38 billion to upgrade our Honda of Canada Mfg. (HCM) facilities in preparation for our electrified future is another step to realizing these goals as HCM will be the North American lead plant for building the all-new, 2023 CR-V Hybrid.”

Honda sales of electrified vehicles in Canada are expected to increase with more of our core and popular models available with hybrid power, including the all-new CR-V, Accord and Civic.

More information about the future Civic Hybrid, including timing and manufacturing details, will be available closer to the model’s launch.

Honda Electrified Future

In April 2021, Honda global CEO Toshihiro Mibe outlined the company’s vision for global sales of electrified vehicles as part of Honda’s strategy to achieve carbon-neutrality for its products and corporate activities by 2050. This vision calls for 40 percent of North American sales to be battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles by 2030, increasing to 80 percent by 2035, and to 100 percent by 2040. More details about that announcement are available here. Honda has also recently announced additional electrification advancements towards achieving this zero-emissions future.

Honda will introduce the Prologue SUV in 2024, its first new volume battery-electric vehicle (BEV). Co-developed with GM and based on the Ultium platform. Honda then will introduce a series of electrified vehicles starting in 2026 based on its own Honda e:Architecture, with production of BEVs at Honda plants in North America. Honda will deploy 30 EV models by 2030, with more than 2/3 of those launched in China and North America.

Reveal of All-New Honda HR-V Coming April 4

March 23, 2022 — Markham, ON.

Honda continues to ramp up for its “Year of the Honda SUV.” The all new sporty and versatile 2023 HR-V will be revealed April 4. #HondaHRV

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and almost 10 million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda Civic and Honda CR-V are currently built. Honda Canada has invested over $6.5 billion in Canada, and each year sources over $3 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Since its inception, Honda Canada has sold over five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada

Nine 2022 Acura & Honda Models Earn IIHS Top Safety Ratings

February 24, 2022 — TORRANCE, Calif.

  • 2022 Acura MDX, RDX and TLX all earn the pinnacle TSP+ award
  • 2022 Accord, Insight, Odyssey and two Civic models also earn TSP+ award; CR-V earns TSP when equipped with specific headlights
  • Collision Mitigation Braking System™ gets SUPERIOR rating for frontal crash prevention and is standard equipment on all nine models as part of AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing®
  • All fully tested Acura and Honda vehicles also earn top U.S. government crash-test ratings

Three Acura models and six Honda models have earned the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s (IIHS) TOP SAFETY PICK (TSP) rating or better for 2022, with eight achieving the pinnacle TOP SAFETY PICK+ (TSP+) rating, including both the all-new 2022 Civic Sedan and Hatchback. Contributing to the top ratings, each of the nine models achieve the highest possible rating of “GOOD” in all six IIHS crashworthiness tests. In addition, all feature AcuraWatch™ or Honda Sensing® driver-assistive and safety technology as standard equipment, earning “SUPERIOR” ratings for vehicle-to-vehicle frontal crash prevention.

AcuraWatch™ and Honda Sensing® are now available or standard on every Acura and Honda automobile model, and there are well over five million Acura and Honda vehicles on U.S. roads today featuring these comprehensive suites of safety and driver-assistive technologies, which now include Collision Mitigation Braking System™ (CMBS™) with Pedestrian Detection; Forward Collision Warning; Road Departure Mitigation (RDM) incorporating Lane Departure Warning (LDW); Lane Keeping Assist System (LKAS); and Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC).

All Acura and Honda vehicles benefit from Honda’s proprietary Advanced Compatibility Engineering™ (ACE™) body structure, designed to protect occupants in a wide variety of frontal collisions, along with advanced supplemental restraint systems, such as pretensioning front seatbelts, and front, side, knee and side-curtain airbags.

To earn the 2022 TSP award, a vehicle must earn “GOOD” crashworthiness ratings in all test modes, including in the challenging passenger-side small overlap test. A top-rated vehicle must also offer front crash prevention that earns an “ADVANCED” or “SUPERIOR” rating in both vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-pedestrian testing, as well as “GOOD” or “ACCEPTABLE” ratings for available headlights though TSP+ rated vehicles must achieve the same “GOOD” or “ACCEPTABLE” rating for their standard headlights. Separately, every Acura and Honda model that has been fully evaluated in the NHTSA’s 2022 model year NCAP testing has received a 5-Star Overall Vehicle Score.

Acura 2022 IIHS Award Winners:
2022 Acura MDX (TSP+)
2022 Acura RDX (TSP+)
2022 Acura TLX (TSP+)

Honda 2022 IIHS Award Winners:
2022 Honda Accord (TSP+)
2022 Honda Civic Hatchback (TSP+)
2022 Honda Civic Sedan (TSP+)
2022 Honda Insight (TSP+)
2022 Honda Odyssey (TSP+)
2022 Honda CR-V (TSP), when equipped with specific headlights

Development of the All-New Civic Type R Continues at Suzuka Circuit

December 13, 2021 — Markham, ON.

Development of the best performing Honda Civic Type R ever continues at the world famous Suzuka Circuit in Japan. The all-new Type R will be introduced in 2022.  #HondaCivic #TypeR

About Honda Canada
Honda Canada Inc. was founded in 1969 and is the parent company for both Honda and Acura vehicle brands in Canada. Since 1986, the company has produced Honda engines and more than nine million cars and light trucks at its Alliston, Ontario manufacturing facilities, where the Honda CR-V and Honda Civic are currently built. Honda Canada has invested more than $4.7 billion in Canada, and each year it sources nearly $2.1 billion in goods and services from Canadian suppliers. Honda Canada has sold more than five million Honda and Acura passenger cars and light trucks in Canada.